Roman S. Ponos is the President of Vesant Global, an economic development and impact investment advisory firm. He has over 20 years of international experience managing donor-funded projects supporting entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. He has held Senior Executive and “C” level positions with CARANA Corporation, IMPAQ International, and GriffinWorx. As a catalyst, Roman mentors frequently, networks aggressively, and connects people regularly. He has diverse sectoral and functional experience, a good sense of humor and great taste in music.